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Our in-house magazine brings you all the latest from Taylor


Latest Issue:

Volume 85/Summer 2016


The Taylor Neck
Our patented neck joint has helped make our necks the gold standard of playability. The secret: easy, precise adjustability.

Baritone Basics
Looking to add new dimensions to your music? Our rich-voiced baritones make a versatile and surprisingly accessible utility instrument.

The Wood&Steel Interview: Pat Simmons
The Doobie Brothers co-founder shares his love of fingerstyle guitar and explains his evolving playing approach within the legendary band.

Rosewood Refresh: The New 700 Series
Lutz spruce tops and new bracing fuel a bolder voice, while wood-rich details update the look with earthy elegance.

Shape Spotlight: The Dreadnought
Our Dreadnought designs reveal a versatile mix of playing profiles. Here are seven models with distinctive personalities.


What is Wood&Steel?

Wood&Steel began as a desire of Taylor co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug to create an informative communication channel between the company and the people who buy our guitars. Since its summer 1994 debut, our quarterly “owners newsletter” has evolved from its grassroots beginnings into a robust publication that covers all things Taylor, taking readers inside the Taylor factory for the inside scoop on our latest guitar developments and out into the world to connect with Taylor players, dealers and others who make up the vibrant, extended Taylor community. From stories about sourcing wood to guitar care tips to Q&A’s with Bob, we strive to share our passion for making and playing great guitars and to chronicle yours.

How to Get Wood&Steel

Wood&Steel is direct-mailed (free of charge) only to Taylor owners in the U.S. and Canada (if you are a Taylor owner in either country and are not receiving Wood&Steel, see our Owner Registration page). Free copies also are available at authorized Taylor dealers around the world, and each issue is viewable online. There is no paid subscription service.

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